Look, if you have somebody who doesn’t have health insurance, who doesn’t have a doctor or dentist, and in order to deal with their cold or flu or dental problem, they go to an emergency room – in general, that visit will cost ten times more than walking into a community health center.
– Bernie Sanders
However, many skilled medical volunteers are turned away because community health centers cannot afford to cover their additional medical liability insurance.
– Tim Murphy
It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
– Barack Obama
It is critical that we pass legislation to dramatically reform our health insurance system, and this reform should include a genuine public option, universal coverage, an end to insurance policy rescissions, and no restrictions against covering people with pre-existing conditions.
– Jerrold Nadler
Obamacare is not about improved health care or cheaper insurance or better treatment or insuring the uninsured, and it never has been about that. It’s about statism. It’s about expanding the government. It’s about control over the population. It is about everything but health care.
– Rush Limbaugh
The time after college and before music was really rough. I couldn’t afford food. I was eating bread and butter for five months. Living in New Orleans, I couldn’t afford to take care of myself. I had no health insurance.
– Benjamin Booker
If I were a capitalist I would not give my employees health insurance with no deductible, which I do, including dental, and paid pregnancy leave. That’s not called capitalism, that’s called being a Christian and someone who believes in democracy, so that everyone should get a fair slice of the pie.
– Michael Moore
It’s like, hmm, there’s people with $2000 weaves that could have bought health care with that weave money. They don’t have insurance. People want what they want. And I guess that is a reason we have this big credit card problem and a lot of these foreclosures.
– Chris Rock
You don’t train someone for all of those years of medical school and residency, particularly people who want to help others optimize their physical and psychological health, and then have them run a claims-processing operation for insurance companies.
– Malcolm Gladwell
I grew up on a farm. I didn’t have health insurance until I was 24 years old. So, I didn’t even know I was poor until the government told me I was poor.
– Marlin Stutzman
If my colleagues stop eating donuts and are more active, it saves me money on next year’s insurance premium, and I get to work with people who have more energy and creativity each day. Yet most organizations fail to make health a cultural priority. Instead, they treat healthcare like any other expense.
– Tom Rath
I’m sure that the standard of public morality we’ve helped build will force government in Canada to approve complete health insurance.
– Tommy Douglas
When you pay a hospital bill, you’re really paying two hospital bills – one bill for you because you have a job and/or insurance and can pay the hospital. and another bill, which is tacked onto your bill, to cover the medical expenses of someone who doesn’t have a job and/or insurance and can’t pay the hospital.
– P. J. O’Rourke
I’ve declined every congressional benefit I could decline, federal health insurance, the retirement program, the 403(b) program, which I think is overly generous. I’ve got self-imposed term limits of six terms if I have the privilege to serve that long.
– Scott Rigell
Having insurance doesn’t guarantee good health outcomes, but it is a critical factor.
– Irwin Redlener
Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education, when taxes are lowered, when every citizen has affordable, portable health insurance and when constitutional freedoms are preserved.
– Mitt Romney
Many kids come out of college, they have a credit card and a diploma. They don’t know how to buy a house or a car or health insurance or life insurance. They do not know basic microeconomics.
– Jesse Jackson
As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time.
– Magic Johnson
Successful health reform must not just make health insurance affordable, affordable health insurance has to make health care affordable.
– Elizabeth Edwards
People who are in a position of finding out that they’re at risk for some illness, whether it’s breast cancer, or heart disease, are afraid to get that information – even though it might be useful to them – because of fears that they’ll lose their health insurance or their job.
– Francis Collins
Left to ourselves, we might pick the wrong health insurance, the wrong mortgage, the wrong school for our kids; why, unless they stop us, we might pick the wrong light bulb.
– Mitch Daniels
We’re trying to take a leadership role in solving the nation’s health-care crisis. We want everybody in this country to have health insurance.
– Steven Burd
I will never turn Medicare into a voucher. No American should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. They should retire with the care and dignity they have earned.
– Barack Obama
Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.
– Nancy Pelosi
Any that is why I think any kind of a stimulus package is going to have to help people who are without work, without a job, help them have health insurance.
– John Breaux
Nobody likes insurance companies, especially health insurance companies.
– P. J. O’Rourke